MOVIE REVIEW' Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium
I am not a critical movie viewer. In my long life of watching movies I remember walking out of only one because I was bored to the point where I no longer cared what happens to the protagonist.
I have quit many books for that reason One being One Hundred Years of Solitude. I just didn't give a tinker what happened to the main character, so I quit. But I didn't quit the movie for that reason.
I am as inept with the TV remote as I am with the computer mouse or the cell phone or the digital camera. I was watching the pay movie Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium. About half way into the movie I put it on PAUSE to answer a call of nature. But I must have pushed the wrong button. When I tried to restart...I could not access the movie again.
I used the on screen menu and restarted the movie, thus incurring another $5.00 fee. But I couldn't fast forward to the spot where I left off..remember I am inept with the controls. So I abandoned the movie and watched Law and Order or some such TV offering.
I thought about calling the Comcast company and getting the extra five dollars removed from my bill, and having them re-start Mr. Megorium for me, but then I considered the story.
First" It is a story within a story within a story. A commentator is telling about Eric, a character, who is telling a story about Mr. Megorium. That is a bit much to follow.
Then the story about Mr. Megorium takes a weird turn. He goes to the hospital and we get a glimpse of Megorium as a "real" person who merely has delusions about the magic of his store, and his miraculous age, 243. So, if the magic store is a delusion, that makes it a delusion within a story within a story within a story. Follow that? Nor I.
So if the store is not "real", then the "magic" is not magic, and there is no point to the fantasy at all. Do I make myself clear? Not to myself either.
I would be better off watching a Law and Order rerun. They, at least, admit that their stories are "not based on any real cases, past or present".
I guess I will abandon Mr. Megorium and deal with the $5.00 over-charge when the bill comes. I think I should only owe $2.50 anyway, for half a movie.